Local Meadow by Jennifer L Parroccini

Local Meadow

Knitting
February 2022
Knitting Niqabi fingering weight yarn
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette knit flat
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1675 - 2830 yards (1532 - 2588 m)
Finished chest circumference: 35.75 (39.75, 43.75, 47.75) [52.25, 56.25, 60.25] (64.25, 68.25, 72.25) inches / 89.5 (99.5, 109.5, 119.5) [131, 141, 151] (161, 171, 181) cm
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A “look at me” sweater that’s just as ready for ‘Zoom business casual’ as a cozy evening on the couch, Local Meadow is deliciously soft, oversized, and graceful.

I particularly love this sweater for lunch dates and bookstore trips, or any time you want to feel like the “most YOU” version of yourself.

Lightweight fabric with just enough structure, a relaxed fit with dropped shoulders, and a shaped cap to reduce fabric in the underarm - this sweater will be the most comfortable, wearable, sweater in your wardrobe.

This sweater is #sizeinclusive and graded to fit full busts up to 64.25 inches / 161 cm.

CONSTRUCTION

Local Meadow is knit flat from the bottom up and seamed. Stitches are picked up for the neckline.

The pattern includes modification notes for knitters who wish to work the body and sleeves in the round to the underarm.

SIZES

A (B, C, D) E, F, G, J)

For the best fit, this pattern is sized based on your upper chest measurement, which is the body’s circumference beneath the arms and above the bust.

To fit upper chest: 29.5 (32.75, 36, 39.25) 42.5, 45.75, 495.5, 58.75) inches / 73.5 (81.5, 89.5, 98) 106, 114, 12238.5, 146.5) cm.

Instructions are given in the pattern for measuring your upper chest and using it to choose a size. Local Meadow is designed with approximately 8 inches / 20 cm of positive ease at the fullest part of your chest, and approximately 2.25 inches / 5.5 cm of positive ease in the sleeves.

A schematic with all measurements and more info on choosing a size can be downloaded here.

Finished chest circumference: 35.75 (39.75, 43.75, 47.75) 52.25, 56.25, 60.258.25, 72.25) inches / 89.5 (99.5, 109.5, 119.5) 131, 141, 15171, 181) cm.

Finished upper sleeve circumference: 11.25 (12.5, 13.25, 14.5) 15.25, 16.75, 18.251, 21.75) inches / 28

Shown in size D, my full bust is 40 inches / 100 cm.

YARN

Knitting Niqabi fingering weight 100% non-superwash, 4-ply merino; 437 yds (400 m) per 100 g skein. This is a soft, smooth yarn with good drape and medium loft.

1675 (1900, 2200, 2300) 2450, 2600, 2725950, 3100) yds / 1530 (1740, 2010, 2100) 2240, 2380, 2490700, 2830) m

Golden Ticket: 4 (5, 6, 6) 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins.

GAUGE

28 sts and 36 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitch with size A needles.

28 sts and 46 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in Grid Stitch with size A needles.

NEEDLES

Size A: US size 3 / 3.25 mm needle, or as needed to obtain gauge.

Size B: US size 2 / 2.75 mm needle, or one size smaller than size A.

Size C: US size 1 / 2.25 mm needle, or two sizes smaller than size A.

Your choice of style of needle (straight or circular) will be suitable for working the body and sleeves. You will need a size C circular needle for the collar, which is worked in the round. Use your choice for magic loop, or 12 inch / 30 cm (sizes A - D) or 16 inch / 40 cm (sizes E - J).

NOTIONS

  • Stitch markers
  • Cable needle (optional, cables may be worked without if you prefer)
  • Tapestry needle

TECHNIQUES

  • Working cables
  • Working directional increases and decreases
  • Picking up and knitting stitches
  • Seaming
  • Sewing a tubular bind-off
  • Reading knitting (recognizing a knit and a purl on the needle)

CREDITS

Photography: Hypnotic Imagery, LLC
Technical Editor: Heather Storta
For tester credits, please visit the pattern webpage